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Wood vs Lambert
London (1948), It
French Defense: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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Oct-17-06  semislav: Haha, Black was counting on elminiting white's knight if white played 8. Bg5 but overlooked 9.Qd2!
Mar-25-09  Xeroxx: knock on wood
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  Domdaniel: An old trick, but a good one. Even in 1948 anyone playing the French should have been aware of it.
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  FSR: Black should have tried 9...Bxg2 10.Bxf6 Bxh1. Then he theoretically would have enough material for the queen, though in reality he's still lost because of White's lead in development.
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  Phony Benoni: In his <1000 Best Short Games of Chess>> Game #39, Irving chernev names Baruch Harold Wood as White and specifies this as a correspondence game. Are there other sources to confirm or deny this?
Sep-05-15  thomastonk: <Phony Benoni> You won't be happy with this information: Harding's Ultra corr database contains this game - at least until 9.♕d2 - as "S.Wood v S.Wood, corr 1948".

The same database contains two more games with the position after 9.♕d2, both continued with 9.. ♗xg2. One was won by White, the other one by Black!

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  Phony Benoni: <thomastonk> That is certainly unsatisfying, having both White and Black with the same name.

I know enough to be suspicious of Chernev's information, which is why I asked. It often feels that he is not deliberately misleading us, but just remembering something incorrectly.

I have to confess my own carelessness as well. I should have noted that Chernev gave Black's name as "L.D.H."

<FSR> pointed out the 9...Bxg2 resource earlier, so I'm not surprised it was played in other games.

Sep-06-15  siggemannen: <Knox on Wood>? :D
Nov-29-15  rodantero: The game was repeated in 1966 (with another "actors")
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